Since being accused of inappropriately touching an Uber driver in 201
Winston is suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season due to violation of the League's personal code of conduct, the NFL announced Thursday.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB has issued an opinion on its suspension:
"The NFL has informed me today that I will be suspended for the first three games of the season.
I know that I am on a higher level on and off the field, and that I have one responsibility for my family, community, and teammates to li over the platform God has blessed me with. I apologize to my teammate, the Buccane ers organization and fans for being let down and not being able to be out for the first three games of the season. Although I'm disappointed with the NFL's decision, I understand the NFL process and take this as an opportunity to use the available resources to help me achieve the goals I have for myself.
I am looking forward to getting this over and will continue to work hard every day to be a positive influence in my community and to be the best person, teammate and leader.
According to the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy ( As posted on their website ), NFL players must report any event that may violate the League's Personal Conduct Policy, if this does not happen, it is A Reason for Disciplinary Measures This reporting requirement is more comprehensive than reporting an arrest, requiring that the League be notified of any incident that attracts the attention of the club or player and, if the allegations are true, a violation of the policy
Although this is an option for Jameis Winston and his supporters appealing to his suspension, it is unlikely that they would win in the end, given the NFL's precedent with its stubborn punishments by quarterback New England Patriots Tom Brady and Dallas Cowboys Runningback Ezekiel Elliott has established that it is a judge, jury and executioner.
After Winston has gone to the Buccaneers' first three games of the season, Ryan Fitzpatrick takes on quarterback duties for the Buccaneers.